Chelsea Dominates Leeds United in FL Cup Quarterfinals
Chelsea brushed off a sluggish start as they scored five goals in the second half to beat Leeds United, 5-1, in Wednesday's quarterfinal match at Elland Road.
After losing to Corinthians 1-0 in the nail-biting FIFA Club World Cup finals in Japan three days ago, the Blues came out a little bit listless in the opening 45 minutes, conceding a goal in the 37th minute on a counter-attack goal by Luciano Becchio.
But Chelsea finally picked it up in the second half as Juan Mata opened the floodgates after scoring the Blues' first goal in the 47th minute.
From that point, Chelsea began to push the ball inside the box more aggressively, allowing Branislav Ivanovic (64th), Victor Moses (66th) and Eden Hazard (81st) to pad their lead.
Chelsea capped its scoring barrage with a goal by Fernando Torres, who tallied his sixth goal in four games.
Chelsea moved into the Capital One Cup semifinals where they will meet Swansea City, which nipped Middlesbrough 1-0 in their quarterfinal clash.
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